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Friday, 12/02/2011, 08:19 am

MMA NEWS – Luke Rockhold Set To Make First Title Defense Against Keith Jardine

Strikeforce middleweight champion, Luke Rockhold is set to return to action and defend his title for the first time against UFC veteran Keith Jardine.

The bout is set to go down on January 7 in a yet to be announced event expected to go down at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The Rockhold vs. Jardine title fight is more than likely going to serve as the night’s main event.

Rockhold was last seen in action beating Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza to earn the Strikeforce middleweight title. The bout, which was won via unanimous decision, was the seventh straight victory for the AKA fighter.

Longtime UFC fighter, Keith Jardine, will step in to try and earn the Strikeforce belt and halt the Rockhold Hype train. Last seen in a draw against top light-heavyweight Gegard Mousasi, Jardine recently took the drop to middleweight where he has been able to notch two victories.

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11 Responses to “MMA NEWS – Luke Rockhold Set To Make First Title Defense Against Keith Jardine”

  1. Michael says:

    WHHHAAAAAAATTTT!!! how does that happen

  2. KingRon says:

    Imagine if he somehow managed to win, how pathetic would that be.

  3. Fortyb4five says:

    When the hell did Jardine move to MW and what happened to a Gegard rematch? SF making bad choices all over the place.

  4. Mike Diaz says:

    Jardine a title shot, that’s like Tim Sylvia coming back and Dana pitting him against JDS, what a joke! Team Penn!!!!!

  5. Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

    This is so strange…. Jardine a title shot? Every time he fights he slips into a coma..

  6. Long-Strong says:

    seriously retarded move by Strikeforce. Not only is their talent getting cherry picked by the UFC but they can’t find anyone to fight their champions. I really don’t believe that there aren’t any other talented people to bring in. there has to be other unheard of guys out there with talent and competition.

  7. Snooks says:

    I like Jardine and all, fun fighter to watch, but this isn’t very strategic! Send someone in who’s earned a title shot, not someone who has two victories in the weight division…. Don’t turn SF into where washed up UFC fighters go to die.

  8. Easy title defense for Rockhold.I won’t beat around the bush.I’ve never liked Jardine and i never will.The guy just sucks.I think Rockhold will end him in the 1st round.@Canilive nice of you to mention little old me for i am

  9. DiazFan says:

    this was unexpected..

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